Natural Investments Named a 2019 “Best For The World” B Corp
Natural Investments, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their work to improve the lives of their customers through the use of their product or service. Ranking in the top 10 percent of all 3,000 B Corps for their positive impact on their customers, Natural Investments earned this honor because their financial services promotes public benefit, is designed to generate positive social and ecological environments, in addition to uplifting underserved populations. The firm aims to set a gold standard for how business can be a force for good for people around the world.
Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
Michael Kramer, Managing Partner, says, “As a high-touch firm, we value the importance of being accessible to our clients and listening carefully to their concerns and needs. We also believe in rewarding their loyalty to us over time as an expression of gratitude for their business.”
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like Natural Investments. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.
“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like Natural Investments are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”
1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available here.
About Natural Investments, LLC
Natural Investments has been at the forefront of the socially responsible investment world for over 30 years. A national portfolio management firm, Natural Investments is an innovative, client-focused company, with a high level of personal attention and individualized service.
The firm literally wrote the book (or books) on socially responsible investing: Investing From the Heart in 1992, Investing with your Values: Making Money & Making a Difference in 2000 [with co-author Cliff Feigenbaum of the GreenMoney Journal], and The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money (Berrett-Koehler 2015). For more information.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all. To date, there are 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, and over 50,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment. For more information.